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Maritime History

The story of the Pilgrims’ journey 400 years ago, and the voyage of Mayflower II in 1957, are both sources of inspiration

In our digital age, with jets flying overhead and giant container ships plowing across the ocean’s surface while hi-tech nuclear submarines move secretly through the watery darkness below, we tend to look at past modes of transportation, especially old wooden sailing ships, as antiquated and quai Read more >>

Too many of our wonderful historic ships have been lost, but funds recently appropriated by Congress will help to see a major part of our history belayed—tied down, secure.


Outgunned by the Nazi raider, the Stephen Hopkins could have struck her colors. Instead she elected to fight

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